If you've ever looked at your
.bashrc file and wondered how the heck
it got so weirdly out of control, look no further than the slow
migration of "local changes" to the
.local folder, and the number of
language– or framework-specific environments that are now kept there.
There's much to recommend this move, not the least of which is
$HOME directory. But my biggest pet peeve was the
$PATH variable, which seemed to just grow and grow in my
file into an unreadable string. I've decided to fix that. Here's how.